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The Unadvertised Benefits of 802.11ac

Glenn Fleishman for TidBITS:

Don’t let the speed discussion get you down, because 802.11ac does have three distinct advantages: better coverage, better performance at greater distances, and multiple-device simultaneous transmissions.

I’d add to his “speed discussion” that, with the exception of a few luck fiber customers, most home networks simply aren’t capable of gigabit-plus networks.

That a said, Glenn certainly makes the case that 802.11ac will be a worthwhile upgrade for all of us regardless, if not a must-have upgrade.

And now I want to upgrade1.


  1. Glenn, you bastard. ↩︎